The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
The Good News: While depression can make you feel lonely, God is still there with you. And he’s not going anywhere.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
The Good News: Although there may be difficult or dark times, taking time to be grateful and reflect on things that are good can lift your spirits.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
The Good News: Depression can zap your energy and make it feel almost impossible to accomplish even simple tasks. But this verse reminds you that Christ is always there for you. Through him, you can find the will to get through even the darkest times.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
The Good News: Jesus knows that you will experience difficult times. These comforting words can be a source of strength as you reflect on His love for all of us. Through faith, you can overcome the obstacles in your life.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
The Good News: There are better times ahead. God has a plan for you, even if your current circumstances are proving difficult.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
The Good News: Feelings of depression can be a heavy burden, and many people make the mistake of thinking it’s a burden they must carry alone. This verse serves as a reminder that Jesus is there to lift your burdens and provide relief.
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